'Golden Voice' Williams Enters Rehab


UPDATED: Thursday January 20, 2011 4:25 PM
A homeless man who gained national attention for his "golden voice" has entered a rehabilitation facility.

Ted Williams was staying at a facility in South Padre Island, Texas, 10TV News reported.

Last week, Williams revealed on the Dr. Phil show that he was still battling alcoholism and continued to drink after his sudden rise to fame.

The talk show host helped Williams get into the facility where he will reportedly stay for the next three months.

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Williams has had a whirlwind few weeks after a video shot by a Columbus Dispatch photographer went viral.

The clip, filmed by Columbus Dispatch videographer Doral Chenoweth III, showed Williams standing near the ramp from Hudson Street and Interstate 71, demonstrating his voice.  A sign he held read, "I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times."

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January 7, 2011: Former Rehab Roommate Says Williams' Story Will Inspire Others
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